Jul 3, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler (48) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals Upping Search for Pitching With Ross Detwiler Injury

The Washington Nationals need some starting pitching, that much is clear thanks to the wealth of MLB trade rumors coming out in response to the Dan Haren and Ross Detwiler injuries.

Haren has well-known medical issues at this point while Detwiler continues to battle a bad back. Dan Kolko of masnsports.com says the Nationals are upping their search for outside arms as a result:

The fact that Detwiler and Haren have both been battling medical issues could lead to the Nats intensifying their search for a starting pitcher via a trade. The Nats have been poking around looking for pitching recently, and they could be more interested in acquiring an outside arm now.
Nationals medical director Dr. Wiemi Douoguih has been consulting with head trainer Lee Kuntz on Detwiler’s health, and Dr. Douoguih will be in tomorrow to examine the lefty. The Nats should know more after that session.

The Nationals have already been linked to Matt Garza and a few other names. This report just reaffirms the notion the brass with the Nationals are starting to realize the severity of the situation.

Watch this one closely. The folks in Washington are about to become major players on the trade market.


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